Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2007

Folger Responds

Janet Folger has an addendum to her column that cited neo-Nazi “Dr E Fields”. Full text of the addendum below the fold, along with a response:

Jesus’ General on Folger

Jesus’ General, the Stephen Colbert of the blogosphere, picked up on my response to Janet Folger and her citation of a neo-Nazi nutcase and has written Folger one of his famous letters. It begins: Unlike your detractors, I think you were right to cite Dr. Ed Field’s research regarding homosexuals in your World Net Daily…

After I got a copy of Stephen Trask’s abominable article in the Chapman Law Review, I sent it along to my buddy Dan for his amusement. He replied and said, “I bet Sandefur is thermonuclear pissed.” Yep, that about sums up his reaction. He’s done a much more thorough fisking than I did (I focused…

More From Bruce Fein

The more I see from Fein talking about the Bush administration, the more I like what I see. This guy is really pulling no punches at all. He was on with Bill Moyers (see transcript here) and really blistered the administration, saying that we need statesmen who care more about country than party to stand…

An Outrageous Conviction

Balko has the story at the Reason blog: Tampa’s Mark O’Hara was released from prison this week. He was serving a 25-year sentence for possession of 58 Vicodin tablets. Prosecutors acknowledge he wasn’t selling the drug. They acknowledge that he had a prescription for it. At his trial, two doctors testified they’d been treating O’Hara…

I came across a reference to a law review note from last year in the Chapman Law Review. The note was by Stephen Trask, then a student at William Mitchell College of Law and, unsurprisingly, a graduate of Liberty University. It was entitled, Evolution, Science, and Ideology: Why the Establishment Clause Requires Neutrality in Science…

Volokh on the Fairness Doctrine

Eugene Volokh has an excellent post about the impossibility of coherently crafting a fairness doctrine in this day and age. Imagine we have a basic rule saying that every media outlet, when it presents a perspective on a public issue, must present each side fairly or allow each side a reasonable opportunity to present their…

The school in San Diego, Carver Elementary, that has gotten so much controversy for trying to accommodate the religious practices of a group of 100 Muslim students that were dumped on them just before the start of the school year, has made some changes in its policies. Apparently, my understanding of the situation was wrong.…

Dressing Like a Satanist in Court

OMG, it’s just like the Muslims! The Worldnutdaily has a silly article whining about a man charged with murder being allowed to dress like a satanist: Florida trial Judge Peter Adrien has ruled that a satanist on trial for allegedly killing and dismembering another man, then eating portions of the body, may wear his full…

Jean Edward Smith has an absolutely ridiculous op-ed column in the New York Times about the makeup of the current Supreme Court. Smith actually wants the Democrats, if they win the White House in 2008, to expand the court in order to get more liberals appointed. The argument he makes for it is not just…